2015: Week 1: The Great Shortbread Shortfall

When my friend Nia heard I was in the midst of a baking obsession, she urged me to make shortbread. “It’s so easy!” she said. “You’ll love it!” she said. Well, my friends. I managed to screw it up. I managed to screw up a recipe that calls for three ingredients. I mean, really.

I got the recipe from the old trusty BBC Food website. Sugar, butter, flour. Roll. Chill. Bake. Enjoy. I got to roll, and that’s where it all… Went wrong.

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What went wrong was threefold: I accidentally liquidised the butter (no really, don’t ask) before adding it, rolled it out too thin, and neglected to chill it and just put it straight in the oven.

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While baking they all kind of… Expanded into little puddles. The edges caught, but the middles still seemed squidgy.

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They taste good. but they are slightly thin and overcooked. I have learned many things, and I will be giving them another go, later on in the year.

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3 thoughts on “2015: Week 1: The Great Shortbread Shortfall

  1. Such a lovely idea to blog the progress of your new years resolution. I made shortbread in primary school and loved it but I’m not much of a baker at all. Like most though I don’t half love looking at and eating yummy food. It may have went a bit wrong but they still look delicious to me. Well done and good luck with more baking!
    Julz Obsessions xx

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